Everyday Products for a More Sustainable Life

March 29, 2021

Many people have committed to the basics of sustainable living – consistent recycling, limiting single-use products, driving less to regulate gas use, etc. To take sustainable living up a notch, consider some essential products that are both sustainable and practical.

Shoes. Most shoes contain materials like rubber and plastic that aren’t sustainable in nature and do not decompose. Some modern shoe brands – like Rothy’s – have changed the narrative. Rothy’s creates shoes using primarily single-use plastic water bottles that would otherwise go to waste. As a bonus, they are super stylish and cost-friendly.

Toothbrush. Many popular toothbrushes are made from non-renewable and non-biodegradable materials, which is not sustainable in the long-term. Luckily, there are many toothbrush alternatives today. A great example is the Bogo Brush, which offers toothbrushes made from recycled material or plant-based bioplastic material that is biodegradable. Next time think twice about grabbing the most convenient option when it comes to your oral health.

Shopping bags. Plastic shopping bags are not recyclable; choose paper or bring your own reusable shopping bags with you to run errands. This will limit the amount of non-biodegradable bags in your home – plus, reusable shopping bags come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors so that you can match the bag with the activity. 

Paper. People use paper for everything from work, homework, and crafts to writing the next great American novel. Using a mix of recycled and non-recycled paper will help maximize your sustainable impact. The good news is that Boise Paper offers both with excellent print quality and a 99.99% Jam-Free® Performance Guarantee. Next time you’re grabbing a paper ream, look for X-9® Multi-use or ASPEN® Recycled copy papers and choose the sustainable option.

Surrounding yourself with sustainable products doesn’t mean your life has to be more complicated. There are plenty of practical everyday products that can help you live more sustainably.

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